RAM Pop-Up Clinic in town Jan. 13-15

Sandra ClarkEast Knox, Our Town Neighbors

Remote Area Medical (RAM) plans a Pop-Up Clinic at the Jacob Building in Chilhowee Park for free dental, vision and medical treatment on Friday – Sunday, Jan. 13-15, 2023. The latest info is on Facebook here.

The patient parking lot will open no later than midnight local time on Thursday night, Jan. 12, and remain open. As patients arrive at the parking lot, they will be provided with additional information regarding clinic opening processes and next steps. Clinic doors typically open at 6 a.m.

Patients should be prepared with their own food, water, medicines and clothing when arriving early. Bathrooms will be provided.

Free dental, vision and medical services are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to time constraints, be prepared to choose between dental and vision services. Medical services are offered to every patient attending the clinic.

Patients must undergo a Covid-19 question screening before entering the clinic. All services are free and open to the public. No ID required.

Small print:

  • In some situations, such as inclement weather, volunteer cancellations or other circumstances outside of RAM’s control, the parking lot may open earlier or a smaller number of patients will be served. RAM encourages everyone who would like services, especially dental services, to arrive as early as possible.
  • Clinic closing time may vary based on each service area’s daily capacity. See RAM’s clinic FAQ page for more information.
  • The above details are subject to change. Continue to check the schedule regularly for updates as your clinic dates near.
Martin Luther King Jr. events

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday, January 16, 2023, and is a federal holiday in the United States. Knox County Schools will be closed. The holiday is on the third Monday of January each year. Dr. King was born January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. He would be 94 if still alive.

Yikes! Artwork is due today, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, for the upcoming commemorative art show – a collaboration between the Knoxville Arts & Culture Alliance and the MLK Commemorative Commission. The show will be January 6-28, 2023, at the Emporium Center, 100 Gay Street, Knoxville. This is the eighth annual show and will include approximately 40-50 fine art works of all media. The Emporium is free and open to the public Monday – Friday 9-5 and Saturday, January 28 only, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: Suzanne Cada, 865-523-7543 or [email protected].

The MLK Memorial Parade will be Monday, June 19, 2023. It will step off at 10 a.m. at Chilhowee Park and conclude at Dr. Walter E. Hardy Park for a special Beck Juneteenth Memorial Tribute service. Knox County Schools will be on summer break on this date.

Text your announcement to 865-661-8777. No charge. It’s what we do!

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